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Are you using the Microsoft Teams large gallery feature to see everyone?

Did you know that Teams has released an update that enables you to have up to 49 video feeds in just one meeting which should cover the majority of your client meeting requirements. This game changing new feature was put to the test by our team here at Advantage and it seemed to be quite successful. This is a significant improvement on the 9 video feeds that Microsoft allowed previously. 

So how can I access this feature in Teams? 

The first step you need to take is to find the ‘...’ in the top right-hand corner when in a Teams meeting screen.  After this, you need to go down to the ‘Large gallery (Preview)’ option. 

NB: It is important to note that you can only use this large gallery option, if over 9 people have their videos turned on during your meeting. Furthermore, you aren’t able to set it up as a default option so will need to make sure that you switch it on for every large meeting that you have on Microsoft Teams. 


If you can’t see this option in your Teams application, it might be because you have an older version of Teams or you don’t have this new functionality enabled. 

In order to check which version of Teams you are on, simply select your initials then go to ‘About’ then ‘Version’

If required you can also select the ‘Check for updates’ option in the same place. 


If you have completed the above steps and still don’t have access to this option, you may need to check your Settings within Microsoft Teams. 

In order to do this, go to Microsoft Teams, select your initials, followed by ‘Settings’. The next step you need to take is to select the option that says ‘Turn on new meeting experience’. You will notice that new meetings and calls will load in different windows which means you may need to restart Teams. 



Next Steps? 

If you are looking to maximise your use of Teams via our training course, interested in implementing Microsoft Teams in your business or are looking for additional IT support then please get in touch with our team of IT specialists today to go through your specific requirements. 

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